Jordan Lewis (b.1990) is a percussionist, performer, educator, and composer based in Newbury Park, CA. Jordan serves as the percussion instructor at Simi Valley High School, Agoura High School, Santa Susana High School, Mesa Verde Middle School, Isbell Middle School, Oaks Christian School, and has a growing private studio. He is co-founder and past-curator of the Interference Series, a new music concert sequence presenting venues for experimental and avant-garde music, and advocates for contemporary performance practice. Jordan holds a Bachelor of Music degree in Percussion Performance and a Master of Music degree in Percussion Performance from Northern Arizona University.
As a performer, Jordan has been featured with the NAU Percussion Ensemble as soloist and as composer. As a soloist on lead tenor steel pan he gave the NAU premiere of Passageways by Baljinder Sekhon, a consortium commissioned work. In 2012 Jordan composed The Mad Hatter, a multi-percussion solo with percussion ensemble accompaniment; the NAU Percussion Ensemble premiered the piece in the same year. Jordan was a performer and leader of the NAU Panorama Steel Band, specializing on lead pan. He was an inaugural member of the indoor percussion ensemble, Dark Sky Percussion, performing in the front ensemble. He was a member of the percussion section with the Flagstaff Symphony Orchestra from 2011 to 2016, has served as Principal Percussionist and Principal Timpanist for both the NAU Symphony Orchestra and NAU Wind Symphony during his academic tenure, toured with NAU ensembles to the Arizona Music Educators Association conference (AMEA) and the College Band Directors National Association western conference (CBDNA), and has been regularly contracted by the Flagstaff Master Chorale. In the summer of 2015 Jordan traveled to Ames, Iowa to participate in the Heartland Marimba Festival, where he attended master classes, rehearsals, presentations, and concerts. At the festival Jordan studied with Matthew Coley and James McKenzie. Jordan currently performs with the Los Angeles Symphonic Winds and regularly performs with the San Fernando Valley Symphony and Westlake Village Symphony.
Mr. Lewis recently completed his Graduate Teaching Assistantship at NAU. He instructed and composed for the NAU Marching Band Drum Line and assisted with conducting and coaching duties for the NAU Percussion Ensemble. Jordan developed a private percussion studio in the Flagstaff community before relocating to California. Jordan proactively works to further the art of percussion by working as a clinician throughout Arizona and California. 2015 was his second season of serving as an Arizona Percussive Arts Society Fall Marching Festival adjudicator. He served on the Percussive Arts Society University committee from 2011 to 2016, currently serves on the PAS Diversity Committee, he is the immediate past-president of the NAU Percussion Society, and Past-Vice President of the NAU Composition Club. Jordan enthusiastically served on faculty for the NAU Curry Summer Music Camp in 2013 and 2014 while interacting with the highly collaborative percussion faculty of regionally recognized pedagogues.
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